Columbus State Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,888
6.54% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,348
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
27,621
24.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31%
583 Graduates

About

Columbus State Community College is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Columbus State Community College were .

In 2020, 5,894 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbus State Community College. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,643 degrees), 4.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (894 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus State Community College is $4,888, which is $−3,092 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus State Community College is $4,888, which is $−3,092 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,348.

In 2020, 33% of undergraduate students attending Columbus State Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 19% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,888
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Columbus State Community College was $4,888. The cost of tuition at Columbus State Community College is $−3,092 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,348
2020 Value
5.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Columbus State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,348. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Columbus State Community College grew by 5.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,668
Room and Board
$1,530
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbus State Community College was of $7,668 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,530. The cost of room and board increased by 1.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.0654% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Columbus State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10% with respect to 2019, when 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.7%
2018 Default Rate
607
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Columbus State Community College was 10.7%, which represents 607 out of the 5698 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Columbus State Community College has a total enrollment of 27,621 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus State Community College is 6,664 students and the part-time enrollment is 20,957. This means that 24.1% of students enrolled at Columbus State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbus State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.6% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 5.92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.86% Asian, 3.45% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbus State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbus State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,621 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus State Community College is 6,664 and the part-time enrollment is 20,957. This means that 24.1% of students enrolled at Columbus State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Columbus State Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Columbus State Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    15,357
  2. Black or African American
    5,115
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,636

The enrolled student population at Columbus State Community College is 55.6% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 5.92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.86% Asian, 3.45% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,672 students (9.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 488 more women than men received degrees from Columbus State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbus State Community College is white (3,643 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (894 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Columbus State Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbus State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (813 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (125 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (585 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (122,172 people), Other managers (115,493 people), Graphic designers (89,508 people), Other designers (69,874 people), and Postsecondary teachers (63,005 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Engineering Technologies (813 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (125 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (585 degrees), Construction (127 degrees), and Human Sciences (174 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Economists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Engineering Technologies (813 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (125 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (585 degrees), Construction (127 degrees), and Human Sciences (174 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (245,059 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,942 people), Construction (128,015 people), Computer Systems Design (105,326 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (69,866 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus State Community College are Engineering Technologies (813 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (125 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (585 degrees), Construction (127 degrees), and Human Sciences (174 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Columbus State Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Columbus State Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,703
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,191
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,703 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus State Community College, which is 0.847 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,191).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 617 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.853 times less than the 723 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 723 degrees were awarded to women at Columbus State Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.17 times more than the 617 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Columbus State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Columbus State Community College is Female and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.66% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,643 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    894 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    447 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbus State Community College is white (3,643 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (894 degrees).

7.58% of degree recipients (447 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,898 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,745 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    552 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbus State Community College is white female (1,898 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,745 degrees).

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Operations

Columbus State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.92M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.08M (62.5%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Columbus State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $203M. Columbus State Community College employs 118 Professors, 73 Associate professors, and 61 Assistant professors. Most academics at Columbus State Community College are Female Professors (64), Male Professors(54), and Male Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus State Community College are: Management, with 189 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 144 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 133 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.92M
2020 Endowment
16.2%
decline from 2019

Columbus State Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.92M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbus State Community College declined 16.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $495k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.3M - Federal
  2. $2.64M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Columbus State Community College received $12.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.64M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$104M
2020 Salaries
3.31%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Columbus State Community College paid a median of $104M in salaries, which represents 51% of their overall expenditure ($203M) and a 3.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.06% growth from 2018 and a 4.75% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.2M
Instructional Salaries
344
Number of Employees

In 2020, Columbus State Community College paid a total of $21.2M to 344 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
118 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
189 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbus State Community College were Professor with 118 employees; Associate professor with 73 employees; and Associate professor with 61 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus State Community College were Management with 189 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 144 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 133 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbus State Community College was Female Professor with 64 employees, Male Professor with 54 employees, and Male Associate professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Columbus State Community College.

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